New homes in Lichfield
Live the life
Located in Staffordshire just a short commute from Birmingham, Lichfield is a small city with excellent transport links and lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors, shopping in the town centre of taking the kids to ride on roller coasters, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Lichfield.
Things to see and do
Lichfield is home to lots of historical attractions, including Erasmus Darwin House, the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Lichfield Museum and Staffordshire Regiment Museum. If you have kids they’ll love exploring Monks Walk Garden and Beacon Park, while Stowe Pool is also popular.
The city is also home to The National Brewery Centre and the Old Guildhall Prison Cells, while Lichfield Cathedral is one of the most impressive sights in the centre. For a spot of retail therapy, you can go shopping at the Three Spires Centre.
Other places of interest nearby include the National Memorial Arboretum, the National Trust’s Letocetum Roman Site and Museum and Drayton Manor theme park. Lichfield also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including The Lichfield Real Ale, Jazz and Blues Festival, Lichfield Folk Festival and Lichfield Heritage Weekend.
For families moving to the area, it’s good to know there are a number of ‘outstanding’ schools nearby as rated by Ofsted, including Chadsmead Primary Academy and Lichfield including Greysbrooke Primary School. Independent schools include Maple Hayes School and Lichfield Cathedral School, while . Staffordshire University Lichfield Centre provides higher education in the city.
Getting to Lichfield
Lichfield is well-connected by road, with a number of motorways nearby, while the town’s two train stations have regular services to Birmingham, London and beyond. If you’re travelling from Stafford, the journey takes just 20 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car. The town is a 35 minute drive from Derby, a 40 minute drive or train journey from Birmingham, and 45 minutes from Loughborough by car.
For journeys to the capital, you can get to London Euston in one hour 35 minutes via the direct train from Lichfield Trent Valley. When you want to jet off on holiday, Birmingham Airport is only a 25 minute drive away.